England ace Owen Farrell sparks fury among Australia camp after no-arms ‘tackle’ to deny Izack Rodda a certain try

OWEN FARRELL was at the centre of ANOTHER no-arms tackle storm.

And fuming Australia boss Michael Cheika slammed the call not to sin-bin England's star for a shoulder charge on Izack Rodda as "ludicrous" as ref Jaco Peyper refused to refer the incident to the TMO.

England ace Owen Farrell sparks fury among Australia camp after no-arms ‘tackle’ to deny Izack Rodda a certain tryGetty Images4 Owen Farrell sparked fury among Australian staff and players after his no-arms hit on Izack Rodda
England ace Owen Farrell sparks fury among Australia camp after no-arms ‘tackle’ to deny Izack Rodda a certain tryGetty Images4 Referee Jaco Peyper declined the opportunity to refer the incident to the TMO

Tough-tackling Farrell dodged a yellow card in the opening autumn Test against South Africa for a similar offence, before finishing at Twickenham with this latest controversial hit against the wounded Wallabies.

With score balanced at 13-13 and on the stroke of half-time, it was a decisive moment in a game that England went on to win 37-18.

Taking aim at the officials and video ref, Cheika said: "We had three disallowed tries and not one referral.

"Maybe we've got to move Australia up to the northern hemisphere. We went to the referee meeting after the South Africa game and they told us that Farrell’s tackle should have categorically been a penalty.

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"And the referee's left Angus Gardiner out to dry by saying that that should have been a penalty in front of all the coaches. And if that's a penalty, this is three penalties.

"It’s ludicrous. I don't want it to be seen like a carry-on.

But, the justification that Rodda tried to take him on with his shoulder is ludicrous. That's what the referee said. That's what you do when you carry the ball."

Ex Wallabies boss Eddie Jones didn't want to pile in on the incident as he celebrated a record sixth win in a row against his homeland.

Jones said: "You guys love the TMO, I don’t.

"I just accept whatever decision the TMO makes and that is the end of it. We have had some good decisions, we have had some bad decisions, we just accept them.

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